Flanders Meeting and Convention Center Antwerp

The congress will be held at the Flanders Meeting and Convention Center, Antwerp.
It is conveniently located in the heart of the city of Antwerp, just a ten minute walk from the historic city centre. It’s location next to the magnificent Antwerp Central Station guarantees easy accessibility by public transport, with train, tram, and bus stops within walking distance. A good number of car parks are also available in the vicinity

Lets meet in a Room with a ZOO

The plenary sessions will take place in the beautiful Queen Elisabeth Hall of the convention center, home to the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.
The Convention Center is also part of the zoo foundation for animal welfare, nature conservation and science.  As one of the oldest and most famous zoological gardens in Europe, congress delegates are welcome to visit.

Flanders Meeting & Convention Center
Koningin Astridplein 20-26
2018 Antwerp, Belgium 
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Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on www.lh.com/event-flight-booking and enter the access code BEZQDLE in the "Offer for discounted flights" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to lufthansa.mobility@dlh.de and providing the access code as a reference.

How to get there

Reaching Antwerp
Visit https://www.visitantwerpen.be/en/reaching-antwerp

You can easily get to Antwerp by train. connected directly to the rest of Europe with high-speed rail links (Thalys and Eurostar).  From here you can reach the convention center within minutes.


Several airlines operate direct flights from major European airports to Brussels International airport.

The Airport is situated approximately 45 km south of Antwerp city centre and it has regular flight connections to numerous European destinations, as well as destinations outside of Europe.

Once you arrive at Brussels International Airport, you can easily reach Antwerp by:

  • By Train from Brussels International Airport to Antwerp Central Station
    It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Antwerp Central Train Station.
    Trains operate 7 days a week, every 30 minutes from 5 am until midnight. Please check the current timetable here.
    The adult fare (‘normal’) is approximately 12.00 euro.
    Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines (passenger terminal, train station).
  • By Bus
    There is a bus operating every day from Brussels International Airport to Antwerp City and back. For more information and the exact timetable, click here. the link is https://www.airportexpress.be/en/
    Tickets cost 10.00 euro and there is no advance booking necessary.
  • By Taxi
    Taxi’s cost approximately 150.00 euro from Brussels International Airport to Antwerp City.


The FMCCA is situated in a low emission zone (LEZ) which the city of Antwerp is reinforcing as of 1 February 2017 to enhance air quality. From then on, the most polluting vehicles will be banned from the city centre. Use the online test to see if your car is allowed to enter the zone and demand a temporary permit or day pass if need be.  

You can find further information about the low emission policy of the city of Antwerp on their website: www.slimnaarantwerpen.be/en/lez

Parking with discount
At Parking Station ZOO (formerly Nova) visitors of the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp get a special discount. They pay €4 for a day ticket.

Other ample parking space (paid) can be found in the vicinity of Antwerp Central Station and Antwerp Convention Center. Max fee 24Euro per day.
You will find street-side bicycle racks near public areas throughout the city. This makes it easy for cyclists to park and secure their bikes.
Rent a bike from various Velo-stations around Antwerp: https://www.velo-antwerpen.be/en